Section 1: Desktop Version vs Online Version of MS Office

The online version of MS Office is known as MS 365. To access the MS 365 apps, select your preferred internet browser and login to the MS Office website with a valid username and password. The online apps make it easy to use applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  When you create a document using the online apps, the files will automatically be saved to the secure MS cloud storage known as OneDrive. The online apps have limited features compared to the desktop version. You must have an Internet connection to access online apps.

Desktop applications are installed directly on to your device. You can use them with or without an Internet connection. Microsoft will periodically provide updates for these apps so that you have the latest features. The desktop apps tend to be more robust than the online apps. In this course, we will be using the desktop version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.